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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   NVIDIA Driver Vendors:   NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Graphics Driver Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033662
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033662
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5950   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 26 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NVIDIA Driver Graphics. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can issue a specially crafted IOCTL call to trigger a memory corruption error and cause denial of service conditions or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system with kernel-level privileges.

The 'nvlddmkm.sys' and 'nv4_mini.sys' drivers are affected.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (353.82 for Windows; 304.128 (R304), 340.93 (R340), and 352.41 (R352) for Linux).

No vendor security advisory was available at the time of this entry.

Vendor URL:  www.nvidia.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 26 2015 (HP Issues Fix for HP PCs and Notebooks) NVIDIA Graphics Driver Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service and Gain Elevated Privileges
HP has issued a fix for HP PCs and Notebooks.
Sep 28 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) NVIDIA Graphics Driver Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service and Gain Elevated Privileges
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 15.04.



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